Working with leaders to develop emotional intelligence skills.
“Do you direct the intention and energy of your emotions at will, regardless of the circumstances?” Even in difficult circumstances, emotions can be powerful allies. Then why do our emotional responses often elicit negative outcomes, eroding our leadership, relationships, influence and well-being? It goes back to intention and conscious communication.
Research shows that emotional intelligence (EQ) increases personal effectiveness, creates a competitive advantage, increases performance, and improves organizational outcomes. But just knowing something does not translate into the ability to transfer that knowing into your leadership. While it is helpful to be smart, experienced and well-trained, a leader who is not emotionally intelligent will not be a great leader.
Leaders are developed, not born, and EQ is a key ingredient to success, in leadership and in life.